A course for all those who work therapeutically with children and families
*** PLEASE NOTE - NOW FULLY BOOKED ***
Date: Four-day course: 19 - 22 June 2012
Location: University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus
Dr Dan Hughes is a clinician specialising in the treatment of children and young people with severe emotional and behavioural problems, many of whom have histories of abuse, neglect and multiple losses. His method is family-centred, with the parents actively involved in their child’s treatment.
He has developed a model known as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy which draws from research in the fields of attachment, intersubjectivity, and trauma. DDP has gradually become applied to less severe problems between parent and child as well as to marital and family relationships.
Dan is the author of a number of books and articles including Building the Bonds of Attachment (2006), Attachment-Focused Parenting (2009) and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, (2011). Dan’s current passion is the training of therapists. He has worked for the past 12 years throughout the US, UK, and Canada, offering training, supervision and consultation.
I’m so excited to be spending time in Wales and to have the opportunity to deliver this workshop for the University of Wales, Newport. I love the enthusiasm, energy, compassion, and sensitivity for looked after children and their families, and I love sharing my thoughts, dreams, and ideas with others who are so deeply concerned for them.
Aims and Objectives
By attending this course you will:
• Understand the importance of attachment security as a protective factor in situations of childhood trauma
• Understand basic attachment principles of attachment and intersubjectivity as they apply to individual and family
treatment focused on trauma and attachment problems
• Develop specific therapy interventions that are based on attachment and trauma theory and research
• Understand the role of the caregiver in the treatment of children with trauma and attachment problems
• Develop specific parenting interventions to facilitate attachment security and trauma resolution within the home.
Price: £800 per person (price includes lunch, refreshments and Gala Dinner on final night)
Course attendees will also receive a complimentary place at the one day conference on 23 June 2012; Working with Vulnerable Children.
An e-flyer is available containing full details of the course.
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